| Mar 25, 2014
| 12:18 PM
A proposed draft of the 2014-15 Plainfield budget shows that revenues in the suburb are increasing.
At a committee-of-the-whole meeting on Monday, Traci Pleckham, director of management services, told trustees that revenues are projected to be near $47.2...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 11:49 AM
WASHINGTON -- After a grueling 48-hour drive from Montana, the capital's latest transplant -- a 38-foot long, 66 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton -- got to rest its bones Tuesday at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History....
| Apr 25, 2014
| 6:10 AM
The mortgage industry's output of new loans is at the lowest point in 14 years, according to estimates from a trade publication.
Inside Mortgage Finance said Thursday that even in the depths of the financial crisis, mortgage lenders were busier than...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 11:19 AM
The Geneva School District 304 School Board voted unanimously Monday night to abate $5.9 million to taxpayers in an effort to keep bills more consistent.
It's a move the district has used in recent years – it levies a set amount one year, then...
| Apr 14, 2014
The billboard seen by thousands of motorists on the Stevenson Expressway speaks volumes about Victor F. Ciardelli III's ambition as founder, president and CEO of Guaranteed Rate Inc.
It doesn't advertise mortgage rates, although company billboards...
| Mar 23, 2014
For-profit colleges that wildly exaggerate their graduates' success and talk prospective attendees into taking on extraordinary debt are not only harming their students but costing taxpayers billions of dollars on wasted Pell grants and defaulted...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 6:41 PM
The city-owned Hilton Baltimore spent nearly all of the $2.8 million it generated in hotel occupancy taxes — money the city gave it last year to help the struggling convention center hotel make its debt payments, officials said.
The hotel did...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 4:10 AM
Bernard Madoff's investor fraud took the Ponzi scheme to a new level, but it wasn't so long ago that Connecticut had its own infamous fraud case tied to some of Hartford's most well-known real estate: Colonial Realty Co.
And in the two decades since...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Five percent of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac-backed single-family mortgages in Illinois, or 68,000 loans, were delinquent at the end of 2013, a sizable decline from last year but still higher than the national average.
One-third of those past-due home...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Here's a riddle for all you trigonometry fans: What do you call it when a student asks dad or grandma to help them take out a college loan to study advanced math?
Getting someone to co-sign so you can study cosines.
Trust me: Somewhere, a university...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Are you on the home-buying sidelines this spring because you think you won't be able to qualify for a mortgage? Do you know what sort of FICO credit scores are being accepted by lenders at the moment — they're lower than they were...